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Old 11-28-2014, 01:49 PM   #1
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I'm helping someone house hunt. This is one possibility but what can be done with this opening in the wall that has outdated spindels?

I suggested closing it up completely with drywall, but the house hunter likes the open look.

Maybe a wide ledge for a passthru, but that seems silly as its next to the kitchen doorway.

Would a different shape spindle improve the look?

This doorway doesn't even have any framing? Is that cheap looking?

Or, removing the entire wall if possible.

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Old 11-28-2014, 03:30 PM   #2
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How about a bar nook? Is there adequate space on the kitchen side for stools?
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Thanks for the idea. We haven't been inside yet. We're trying to consider all options before we bother a realtor.

This is the 2nd house being considered. Kitchen looks better BUT, who would recess a stove like this? If you know anything about cooking you are constantly taking lids off pans or putting them on. You need a spot close by for potholders or spoons for stirring. Plus I keep trivets next to stove for sliding hot pans onto from the burners.

So I wondered about knocking down this brick work around the stove?

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Another idea might be to replace the spindles with shelving... could be open to both sides, closed on the kitchen side, one-way glass on the kitchen side...
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Or a live lobster tank... Visitors can pick out their dinner and the cook can... what? Been done? Never mind!
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That brick work should not be to difficult to remove---it might be holding up the arch--so that might need support or removal--
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